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Setting up SSL with FrontPage
Jaggernaut

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Msg#: 3404062 posted 1:26 pm on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

If I want to set up a secure site, SSL using frompage, for my website, host on an Apache server with FP extension installed, how do I do it? I'm still new in web mastering and would appreciate an easy to understand procedure. Can any one offer to help in explaining?

 

bill

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Msg#: 3404062 posted 9:26 am on Aug 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

First you'll need to get SSL setup on your host. You have to buy a certificate and get it configured on your server.

After that's setup how do you plan to use the SSL? Are you just securing a few pages or the entire site?

I've used FP on a site that used SSL on all pages of the site, but that was a Windows server. In that case I used FP the same way I would on an unsecured site. I just published as usual.

Corey Bryant

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Msg#: 3404062 posted 12:56 pm on Aug 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Also keep in mind that if you are going to rely on your FPSE for any type of form processing to email to you, your SSL cert will not fully secure it.

The SSL cert will secure the connection between the server and the browser. But once the user hit submits that SSL cert is no longer in play and that email is being sent to you in plain text and is not secure

-Corey

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